The Dawn Institute is a non-profit organization that practices small-scale sustainable agriculture in the beautiful High Sierras of Northern California at an elevation of 3400 feet. The two-acre garden and four-acre heirloom apple orchard are nestled in the beautiful community of Indian Falls and are fed by pure artesian springs.
The garden has been in production since 1990, selling healthy produce to our wonderful community, food co-op, restaurants, farmer's markets and grocery stores.
The Dawn is dedicated to providing diverse educational opportunities in sustainable agriculture and land stewardship for the health and benefit of our local community and is committed to promoting sustainable management of natural resources.
The Dawn Gardens provides models of sustainable agriculture and offers gardening and composting workshops, school tours, farm-based education, "farmers-in-training" internships and special events for our local communities.
We welcome this opportunity to introduce you to our beautiful gardens, our programs and our produce.